Wisconsin's GOP governor warns of 'Blue Wave' as liberal wins court seat

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The reason I said "mostly" is the first commercial Dallet aired, during the primary, was an anti-Trump commercial.

Hear the echoes of April 2011 in Tuesday's Supreme Court election between Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock?

In Kenosha County, Dallet won 57 percent of the vote. "She invited that stuff", he said. Screnock has attacked Dallet for all the national attention she's getting, saying it doesn't reflect Wisconsin values.

A statewide referendum to eliminate the constitutional office of state treasurer - which would have consolidated many statewide powers into Walker's domain - also failed, as voters chose to keep that post intact as a potential check on the governor within the executive branch. "And then they refused to take down their despicable ad when the victims' family publicly pleaded with them to stop", says Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now. "It demonstrates a strong pull in the direction that Wisconsin could be headed in the fall election".

Vos also has the gall to say he "wants judges who follow the rule of the law", when the majority of judges in our Supreme Court have proven by their decisions that they're in the pockets of the governor.

A spring storm that's dumping snow across central Wisconsin isn't causing any known problems in an election for a new state Supreme Court justice.

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As is typical in these races, political groups were on track to outspend the candidates. Years ago, he also defended Wisconsin's redistricting plan, which is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. He ran a thoroughly disingenuous campaign, claiming, against all evidence, to be free of ideological or partisan leanings.

In central Milwaukee Tuesday, voters who turned out in freezing rain said they were motivated by opposition to Screnock: his close ties to Walker, as well as his endorsement by the National Rifle Association, which Dallet's allies had sought to use against him. He was endorsed by the NRA and backed bigly by the business lobby Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, which reportedly spent at least $1.3 million on ads painting Dallet as someone who goes the extra mile to protect child rapists. "People in the Midwest are tough", said Jack Pender, Screnock's campaign manager.

The election Tuesday pit conservative Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock, who was appointed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker, against liberal Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet.

On the heels of a major swing in Democrats' favor in a state Senate race in Wisconsin earlier this year, it's the latest indication that the political ground has shifted since President Donald Trump and Republican Sen.

Dallet raised more than $1.1 million; of this amount, $128,245 came from committees, including just $4,265 from the Democratic National Committee.

"Republicans are perhaps a little complacent after some of the wins that they have had", he said. Tuesday's election is for an open seat held by a conservative justice who chose to retire. Franklin said anything can happen by the time November comes around.

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